[development] SoC - (general) object oriented coding

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Thu May 4 20:27:04 UTC 2006

> Should any piece of Drupal code (especially the newly written codes)
> contain objects? Should I design new modules/etc in object oriented way?
> I use fgrep to browse in Drupal cvs code, but I can't find any class.
> Is it a non-written coding standard to not use oo? (by the way in PHP4
> the oo is not very mature)

Currently, Drupal core is all procedural, and for a reason. Please see:

   Drupal Programming from an Object-Oriented Perspective

Which isn't to say that you *can't* use OOP (the awesome views.module 
does so) if absolutely necessary, but I think it's fairly safe to say, 
contribution-or-not, procedural is preferred.

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